Archive for the ‘Flooring / Tiles / Carpets / Timber / Rugs’ Category

Have you got a patch of flooring that you would like to hide? the kids stained it and you just cannot get rid or the mark?  Maybe you just have a large area and want to put something there to add some colour and life?

Today we have three fantastic cheap and effective ideas for decorating your floor from DIYideas. There is sure to be something to suit your needs.  We cover three very different mediums, but for each you will need just a little budget for some materials and paints.  To create any of these, click on the links provided for instructions.  We have included the pictures to help inspire you!

1. Vibrant Vinyl

Using an old remanent of vinyl you can cut it down to size and after giving it a good clean up, can repaint it and then using a stamp create a pattern such as this leaf one around the border.

For full instructions on exactly what you need and how to go about this project click on the title.

2. Brighten a Jute Rug

This Jute rug was once a boring brown, but with a bit of paint and some thick sticky tape has been turned into a fun and funky rug.  Of course you do not need to use super bright colours and instead may go for a more natural look.

For all the instructions and how too, click on the title.  One tip though is to select a tightly woven jute for crisper lines.

3. Painted Design

Our final idea (courtesy of DIY Ideas) is the Painted Porch.  Here they have used two different tones to create a stripe.  First the porch is painted with the shades and then a stencil is applied to get the chicken wire effect, though you could use any type of stencil.

Click on the title for more information.

Don’t forget you can access all your rugs, vinyl and other flooring options from the DIY Bargain Bin, and also check out the DIY Bargain Bin Paints for your painting supplies.

Image from the National Geographic

Back in August 2007 in Iran, the authorities unveiled the world’s largest rug, reported National Geographic.  At 5,625 square metres, the soccer field sized rug is bigger than any house I know!

In fact this amazing run took 1,200 villagers over a year and a half to weave, and with that many workers, do you wonder whether there is a fault?

Well I am not sure, that fact is not contained in the record books. Though, when buying a carpet for your home there are some things you do need to look for.  Check to find out what the carpet is made of, it will usually be wool, cotton, silk or a synthetic material.  It goes without saying that the cheaper it is, the more likely it will be the latter and commercially made on machines.

So the first question to ask yourself is what sort of statement do you want to make with your carpet or rug?  Going for a handmade rug will look fantastic, but are you really going to be prepared to let your kids eat their cereal while sitting on it?  Like most purchases, really consider how you want your rug to work in your house, what uses it will have and how you want it to interact with your lifestyle.  With this information in hand, along with an understanding of your budget you are ready to shop!  DIY Bargain Bin stocks Rugs in the Flooring / Tiles / Carpets / Timber and Rugs category, though most of ours are not your handmade expensive oriental imports!

Oh, and just in case you are wondering, this massive carpet is now located at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The rug weighs 47 tons  and there are 2,268,000,000 knots (but who is counting!).

Not to be outdone, the ‘largest’ chandelier world record is also located in the Mosque.